Good Morning Ladies,
Today I have one of my own cards to share with you, I actually sat playing in my craft room this afternoon and this is the result.
I wanted to make a card to say 'thank you' and I wanted it to include flowers as I haven't used flowers too much lately, my next thought was a colour theme, so I looked at what flowers I had
and then looked to see what card stock I had to match up with them, so I decided to go with soft pastel colours. (you see my flowers seemed to have disappeared while we were on holiday this year along with a lot of crocheted lace ribbon, I then discovered that my darling daughter, who has never made a 'handmade anything' in her life, decided that it would be nice to make a bunting banner for Josh's brothers engagement party, you can imagine how long it was, all trimmed nicely with lace and flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts)!!!
Anyway, back to the card, I had all the bits in front of me and started playing around, I thought about saying thank you and gifts of thanks and that's how this theme evolved.
I used Spellbinders squares to cut the box, I then cut a matching lid, I wrapped some satin white ribbon around them to look like a gift wrapped box. I created a white card base approx 7 1/4 X 7 1/4 inches and matted it with some of the soft aqua Anne Marie Designs card, then a matt of white card that had been embossed with Crafts-too Daisy Lattice embossing folder.
I added some foam tape on the back of the 'gift box' and adhered it to the card base, I then added foam tape to one side of the lid and some Cosmic shimmer Glue to the other, I placed the glued side onto the top corner of the gift box, the foam pad then kept the lid at the same height as the box, I positioned the lid so that it looked like the lid was lifting off and then arranged the variety of flowers to look like they are spilling out of the box. I then tied a bow with matching ribbon and made a little flower with a (CE) Peony die and popped a pearl in the centre to finish it off. I cut the 'Thank you' with a Cottage Cutz die.
I hope you like the card that I created.
How are you all liking Sue's new dies? I have my favourites, one of them being the ''Buckle Bars'',
I wasn't sure when I saw them just as a picture, then Sue used one of them on a card today and I was hooked, so a must have for me I think. I would love to hear what your favourites are too.
After reading some of the comments yesterday I have popped a couple of photo's below, one of Myra's snowflakes (using lolly sticks no pegs) but you can get the idea, so sparkly in real life, they would make great Christmas Fridge Magnets or card holders when made with pegs.
Also there is a photo of the Hoods that Lilian hand makes, a white one though not blue!
I hope you all have a lovely day,
Love and Hugs
Myra's Snowflakes (not peg ones though)
Lilian's Hoods (not blue though)